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Taxon: Cenchrus pennisetiformis Hochst. & Steud.

 
Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 9803
Place of publication: E. G. Steudel, Syn. pl. glumac. 1:109. 1854
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Sep-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Feb-2016
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • buffel grass  (Source: F NSWales) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass BCIP, as Cenchrus pennisetiformis; F Ethiop, as Cenchrus pennisetiformis; Econ Pl Aust, as Cenchrus ciliaris)
  • Environmental: erosion control (as Cenchrus pennisetiformis)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (s.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan


    Cultivated

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (n.w.)]


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia


References:

  1. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  2. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  5. Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. (F NSWales)
  6. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  7. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  8. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  9. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  10. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  11. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  12. Wipff, J. K. 2001. Nomenclatural changes in Pennisetum (Poaceae: Paniceae) (Sida) 19:527.
  13. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

Check other web resources for Cenchrus pennisetiformis Hochst. & Steud. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=9803. Accessed 21 February 2019.